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Old 03-17-2010, 01:52 PM   #1
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for some reason what ever we do, our 1999 ford windstar alarm will go off randomly and cannot get it to shut off.

if we leave all the doors unlocked it will go off at night or if we lock all the doors it will still go off. sometimes when we are driving it will go off.

is there a fuse to pull or somthing to disable the whole alarm system?

it is kind of sad that we can no longer drive this vehicle because of the alarm problem.

does anyone know where the alarm speaker is located on one of these? it is a different tone then the 2 steering wheel horns.
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Old 03-17-2010, 02:10 PM   #2
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Is the alarm aftermarket?
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Old 03-17-2010, 02:20 PM   #3
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no it is factory from ford
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:07 PM   #4
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Default Re: ford windstar car alarm

My neighbor's Expedition does that... It's really awesome when it happens for hours at a time (intermittently)!
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:09 PM   #5
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Expert: ALARMTEK - 10/17/2007

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i have a 1998 ford windstar recently the alarm goes off itself for no reason even when the van is not locked. it is a factory alarm. it seems to stay off if i just lock the van once but still goes off from time to time like that. if i honk the horn it goes off almost every time within 20 mins. if you can give me any insight to the problem that would be great thanks



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Normally, you would insert the key in
the drivers door, turn left, then right
to disarm and reset it. If yours is malfunctioning,
you can disable it for good by doing the following:

The FACTORY ALARM DISARM WIRE IS
green/purple |-| located in either kick panel.

Once Located, splice into this wire with
a simular guage wire, and put it to
a solid chassis ground. This terminates
the alarm functions entirely.

However, at this point, this car would be exceedingly
easy to steel, so I suggest you get an aftermarket
alarm system to protect it from here on in.

Have a good day.

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Old 03-17-2010, 06:54 PM   #6
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Default Re: ford windstar car alarm

why would it be easier to steal? if i can lock it is enough to keep theives out.

who is gonna steal a socker mom van anyways? its got almost 200,000 on it
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:19 PM   #7
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Seems like I remember seeing a TSB on this problem, I will check in the morning and see what I can find out for you.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:41 PM   #8
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Seems like I remember seeing a TSB on this problem, I will check in the morning and see what I can find out for you.
Hi ManicMechanic

I am also having trouble with this alarm. I have grounded the green/purple alarm wire, and the alarm still goes off. Any word on that TSB you spoke of?
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:49 PM   #9
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if your willing to pay some diag, a ford dealer or anyone with a scanner with the ability to get into the gem module (i believe its the gem module on that vehicle) you can see the last 8 alarm events. that will tell you what door switch is triggering the alarm. most likely you have a door ajar switch failing and tripping a false alarm event. its an easy diag with the right scanner.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:55 PM   #10
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why would it be easier to steal? if i can lock it is enough to keep theives out.

who is gonna steal a socker mom van anyways? its got almost 200,000 on it
Maybe they're wanting to steal the soccer mom?
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